[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the 130W rival is 22% faster on Badass quality


Borderlands 3 has a unique visual style thanks to the implemented cell-shading technology. The title looks fresh and it’s a breath of fresh air compared to the other shooters on the market. It offers a long single-player campaign, a lot of side missions, RPG elements, and some really funny in-game moments.

When it comes to system requirements, the game isn’t the heaviest title but it’s not the lightest as well. Without further ado, let’s see how fast the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) are with the aid of Borderlands

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 list.

GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+52%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 (+29%) 1245
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
Detailed specs Link Link


Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 131 fps (+2%) 119 fps (+5%) 109 fps (+15%) 96 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W] 129 fps 113 fps 95 fps 79 fps


On Very Low and Medium settings both GPUs deliver similar performance but as soon as the High preset is applied things are getting different. On High, the 130W video card is 15% faster and on Badass, it can show 22% more FPS compared to its 85W sibling.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (85W) isn’t slow by any means, 79 FPS on max visual quality is a respectable result too.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]

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